Free Money for College

Grants are a type of financial aid that typically does not have to be repaid (except in some cases, if you drop out or do not fulfill your obligations as a student).

There are multiple different types of grants, including the Federal Pell Grant and Illinois MAP (Monetary Assistance Program) Grant, service grants for veterans and teacher assistance grants.

Some are specific to certain programs or career fields. Ask us for more information.


Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce (PATH)

The PATH program, funded through an Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) grant, aims to serve, create, support and expand the opportunities for individuals in nursing and select healthcare pathways to obtain certificates and degrees, allowing them to enter and/or advance their careers in the health care industry. 

Early Childhood 

Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity Scholarship Program (ECACE)

If you work or have worked in early childhood education and you're seeking additional credentials and/or a degree in early childhood education, you may be eligible for the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship Program. The program was created to address the shortage of qualified early childhood educators by encouraging the pursuit of credentials and advancement of already-held degrees in early childhood education, with an aim toward building a strong, well-prepared workforce. Learn more